Pennsylvania race to test US Democrats’ hopes for anti-Trump wave

By John Whitesides HOUSTON, Pa, Jan 17 : The conservative southwest corner of Pennsylvania, a patchwork of small towns, farms and Pittsburgh suburbs where voters backed Republican Donald Trump by 20 percentage points in 2016, seems an unlikely spot for a possible Democratic renaissance. But the fledgling candidacy of Conor Lamb, a 33-year-old Marine veteran […]

Erie, Pennsylvania, buried under record snowfall

By Jon Herskovitz Undated, Dec 28 : A storm that has dumped more than 65 inches (165 cms) of snow this week on Erie, Pennsylvania, is expected to slightly taper off on Wednesday after leaving drifts that buried cars, paralyzed the area and made the county declare an emergency. But the respite for Erie, a […]

Prosecutor urges jail for Penn State ex-president in sex abuse scandal

By David DeKok HARRISBURG, Pa., Jun 2 : Prosecutors urged a judge to sentence Pennsylvania State University’s former president to jail on Friday for his role in covering child sex abuse by Jerry Sandusky, a former assistant football coach convicted of molesting 10 boys. Graham Spanier, once the nation’s highest paid public school president, and […]

Death penalty phase closes in Pennsylvania trooper sniper case

By Joe McDonald MILFORD, Pa., Apr 27 : The question of whether Eric Frein should be put to death for murdering a state trooper in a 2014 sniper attack that launched a massive manhunt went to a Pennsylvania jury following closing arguments yesterday. The same jury at Pike County Courthouse last week convicted Frein, 33, […]

Judge dismisses case against former wrestling star in 1983 death

By Alex Dobuzinskis Undated, Jan 4 : A judge ended a murder case against ex-professional wrestler Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka in Pennsylvania, after ruling him mentally incompetent to stand trial over the 1983 death of his girlfriend, media reports said. Yesterday Lehigh County Judge Kelly L Banach granted a request from Snuka’s attorney to end the […]

Green Party’s Stein drops Pennsylvania presidential recount petition

By David DeKok HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec 3 :Green Party candidate Jill Stein abruptly dropped her petition for a recount of all votes cast in the U.S. presidential election in Pennsylvania after a judge ordered her campaign to post a $1 million bond, court documents showed on Saturday. But her team vowed to continue the fight […]